Indigenous Initiatives

Indigenous Initiatives at the CTLT provides support for initiatives that improve classroom climate and campus environments across the university, support student success, and strengthen local capacity to approach cross-cultural dialogues effectively. We also initiate, advance, and maintain curriculum and academic resources to address the gaps and insufficiencies in knowledge around Indigenous topics. Our events and programming are open to everyone. For more info visit https://indigenousinitiatives.ctlt.ubc.ca 

The Classroom Climate Series is a set of professional development workshops offered once a month through the academic year and hosted by Indigenous Initiatives. The series provides a space for all members of the UBC teaching and learning community to share teaching and research practices, and to learn more about how to engage in conversations about place, power, and social location. Mark your calendars for upcoming sessions!

Exploring Place: The Indigenous Atlas of Canada Giant Floor Map


Event Date & Time

  • October 11, 2022
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Description

Registration is full, please add your name to the waitlist HERE. Join the Xwi7xwa library as they roll out the Indigenous Atlas of Canada Giant Floor Map. In this session we encourage participants to think differently about location and place through guided in activities and hands on learning while on walking on and exploring the map. Facilitator (more…)

CTLT Indigenous Initiatives Virtual Coffee Drop-in – October 13, 2022


Event Date & Time

  • October 13, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

Event Description

Do you have questions about how to thoughtfully integrate Indigenous content and representation into your course work? Curious about how to offer meaningful land acknowledgements in online meetings or events at UBC? Indigenous Initiatives’ Virtual Coffee Drop-ins are great place to explore these topics, connect with others on the same learning path, or just get (more…)

ISP Toolkit in Action Panel – An Opportunity to Learn from Colleagues

ISP Toolkit in Action Panel – An Opportunity to Learn from Colleagues


Event Date & Time

  • October 25, 2022
    1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Event Description

To help guide implementation of the Indigenous Strategic Plan (ISP), the Office of Indigenous Strategic Initiatives (OISI) developed a set of tools which both academic and operational units can use to help situate themselves in relation to Indigenous engagement and create a plan that aligns their work with the ISP’s eight goals and 43 actions. (more…)

Indigenous Initiatives Design Series


Event Date & Time

  • Workshop 1: Motivation and Context
    November 1, 2022
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Workshop 2: Positionality and Place
    November 3, 2022
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Workshop 3: Design Lab
    November 8, 2022
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Event Description

Apply Now  To apply, participants are required to commit for the entire series. Background  The Indigenous Initiatives Design Series (II Design Series) is a cohort program for instructors and members of the UBC teaching and learning community who come to Indigenous topics with different levels of knowledge and expertise. This is a three-part workshop series (more…)

CTLT Indigenous Initiatives Virtual Coffee Drop-in – November 9, 2022


Event Date & Time

  • November 9, 2022
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Description

Do you have questions about how to thoughtfully integrate Indigenous content and representation into your course work? Curious about how to offer meaningful land acknowledgements in online meetings or events at UBC? Indigenous Initiatives’ Virtual Coffee Drop-ins are great place to explore these topics, connect with others on the same learning path, or just get (more…)

How Do I Get Started? Creating Safer Learning Environments for Indigenous Students in STEM at UBC – November 29, 2022


Event Date & Time

  • November 29, 2022
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Event Description

Within this session, we will explore a recently developed resource that responds to commonly asked questions about how STEM faculty can ‘get started’ with “Indigenizing our curriculum’ (UBC ISP Goal #4) and creating safer classroom environments for Indigenous students. As a group, we will learn about the impetus for this student-partnered resource development, hear from (more…)

CTLT Indigenous Initiatives Virtual Coffee Drop-in – December 1, 2022


Event Date & Time

  • December 1, 2022
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Description

Do you have questions about how to thoughtfully integrate Indigenous content and representation into your course work? Curious about how to offer meaningful land acknowledgements in online meetings or events at UBC? Indigenous Initiatives’ Virtual Coffee Drop-ins are great place to explore these topics, connect with others on the same learning path, or just get (more…)